15 Amazing Tattoos of Famous Paintings

Tattoo artists are transforming famous paintings into mobile artworks by inking them as permanent body art.


Vincent van Gogh's Artworks as Tattoos

Vincent van Gogh (1853 – 1890) is famous for his painting style of bold brush strokes and vivid color. Van Gogh’s paintings have an appealing sense of movement in them, created by the direction of the brush work. He is also famous for cutting off part of his ear after an argument with his brother.

Above: Tattoo of Vincent van Gogh’s famous painting “Sunflowers”

Above:  Tattoo of Vincent van Gogh’s “Self-portrait” 

Above:  Vincent van Gogh’s famous painting,“Starry Night”, as a miniature artwork tattoo


Salvador Dali's Famous Paintings Tattoos

Salvador Dali (1904 – 1989) was an eccentric Surrealist artist who often behaved in a bizarre manner to draw attention to himself. His paintings are famous for their imaginative and unusual imagery.

Above:  Tattoo of Salvador Dali’s famous painting“Swans Reflecting Elephants” 

Above:  Tattoo of Salvador Dali’s “The Persistence of Memory” popularly called “Melting Clocks” 

Above:  Tattoo of a character from Salvador Dali’s “Les Elephants” 


Tattoos of Pablo Picasso's Paintings

Pablo Picasso (1881 – 1973) was a painter and sculptor who was one of the artists who founded the Cubist movement. His paintings incorporate a warped sense of perspective and sharp angles where there are naturally occurring smooth curves.

Above: Tattoo of Pablo Picasso’s “The Guitarist” 

Above: Tattoo of Picasso’s “Colombe Avec Fleurs” (Dove with flowers) 


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